Published every two years, the latest Power Technology Roadmap (PTR) report—a publication of the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) (Fig. 1)—recently debuted at APEC 2017. To get some insights on the roadmap, Electronic Design talked with the co-chairs of the report, Conor Quinn from Artesyn Embedded Technologies and Dhaval Dalal from ON Semiconductor.
Does the focus of the report change with every edition? What is different about this report?
We don’t intentionally change the focus of the report, but it does evolve over time in a number of ways. The co-chairs and report leaders want the roadmap to reflect changes in the industry, and will add sections to the report as needed. When the report started, it was primarily a product report tracking the metrics associated with those products. In time, the importance of applications was recognized, so a section was added for these. Later, an emerging technologies section was added.